In their own words...
Dato' Seri Abdullah Bin Haji Ahmad Badawi
Malaysia Prime Minister
"The Heart of Borneo covers a big tract in Borneo and is very important. It is an ASEAN project which is good for research and activities that lead towards forest protection."
Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
President of Indonesia
"We have become ever more aware, and humbled, by the fact that our tropical rainforests have a strategic, global function...they produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide not just for Indonesians but for the human race."
Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah
Sultan of Brunei Darussalam
"Being part of Borneo and in our effort to retain ecological connectivity and to conserve a large tract of forest resources, Brunei Darussalam has become a strong partner in the Heart of Borneo (HoB) Initiative. It is one of the largest tropical rainforest conservation initiatives in the region and we have committed 58% of our land under Hob Management."
Sir David Attenborough
Natural history TV presenter
"Life on Earth is not evenly spread around our planet. Borneo - the world's third largest island - is one of its richest treasure-houses, full of an immense variety of wild animals and plants, all living in a magnificent tropical forest." Read more
HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Patron of WWF
"It has become only too apparent that the world's tropical rainforests are critically endangered." Read more
Sir Peter Crane
Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London
"Borneo – the very word evokes images of vast tracts of tropical forest teeming with a spectacular variety of animal and plant life." Read more